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Proven Methods for Scaling the Inevitable Brick Wall
Complications arising from incomplete or missing records, census irregularities, individuals of the same name, and burned courthouses can stop even the most experienced genealogists dead in the tracks. Learn to break through those brick walls with The Family Tree Problem Solver , which dissects researcher's common problems in case studies with straightforward solutions. You will:
- Go straight to the answers you need without wading through theory or irrelevant record overviews
- Find explanations and case studies that will help you overcome your obstacles and move forward in your genealogy
- Learn what NOT to do to avoid hitting brick walls in the future.
The Family Tree Problem Solver is the best and most accessible book on the market about breaking down brick walls. The mysteries of research before 1850, collateral relatives, and court and land records are thoroughly explored and applied to your research problems. And it's all brought to you by genealogy's most popular publications, Family Tree Books and Family Tree Magazine !
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About the Author
Marsha Hoffman Rising CG, FASG, was a professional genealogist who specialized in problem-solving issues that arise while researching nineteenth century ancestors. She also served as vice president of the National Genealogy Society and served on the boards of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Board for Certification of Genealogists, the New England Historic Genealogic Society, and as president of the Federation of Genealogical Societies and the Genealogical Speaker's Guild. During her thirty year professional career in genealogy, she received the National Genealogical Society Award of Merit (1989), was elected a Fellow of the Utah Genealogical Society (1990), received the FGS George E. Williams Award (1991), the National Genealogical Society Award of Excellence (1992), and the FGS Malcolm H. Stern Humanitarian Award (1999).
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I own many genealogy books, but this title The Family Tree Problem Solver is an ideal book from which the genealogy enthusiast can learn and grow. It not only explained what to do regarding genealogy problems, but also taught how to interpret and use the new information to solve genealogy problems. The chapters cover finding births, marriages and deaths before civil records, using census records, collateral kin, court records, land records, sorting out people with the same names, finding ancestors before 1850 and more. I feel the book is most helpful to someone a bit past the beginner stage, but don't wait too long before getting into this type of genealogical problem-solving. It was eye-opening and very helpful.
Family Tree Problem Solver takes you beyond the quick on-line searches for family history information. Rising's approach of getting to know the people, not just looking for vital statistics, makes a family tree come alive. If you have done all the easy reseach through the internet and are missing information on your forebears, this book will point out where to go next.
I really enjoyed the book and got a lot of good information from it.